Elden Ring’s new update apparently contains a bug that makes the Malenia boss fight even harder than it already was – and it’s worth noting that it’s already considered one of the toughest bosses, not just in Elden Ring , but in Souls games more generally.
Before the Elden Ring patch 1.04, Malenia would get some of her health back every time she got a hit on you, but now she heals, even when she misses. It’s an optional boss battle, thank you Elden Lord, but if you’re brave enough to take on The Blade of Miquella, be prepared to deal with yet another frustrating obstacle, at least until FromSoftware fixes this annoying big deal.
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Fortunately, patch 1.04 is not just a big old buggy buff for Malenia; it also has some goodies for spotted swinging colossal swords and magical attacks. Most notably, the Colossal Swords’ weapon attack speed and two-handed attack damage have been increased, while the recovery time for this weapon class has been reduced, allowing you to get back into action faster after an attack.
As for magic buffs, the following spells have increased their casting speed and reduced recovery time: Crystal Barrage, Grave of Haima, Shatter Earth, Ranni’s Dark Moon and Rennala’s Full Moon. Although the Malenia boss fight seems pretty ruined right now, these nerves can at least help give you an advantage, no matter how small it is.
We have contacted Bandai Namco to inquire about the Malenia bug and we will update this article if we hear back.
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